Iconic Tiki bar and lounge Mahiki will open its doors in Manchester this September
This September, Manchester will add a jewel to its entertainment crown with the arrival of pioneering party haunt Mahiki.
Known for exceptional award-winning cocktails, cheeky Tiki vibes and unparalleled fun, Mahiki will also bring the Aloha spirit to its new home at One Central Street. Aloha is a core Mahiki value embodying inclusivity and generosity.
Split into two rooms to offer two unique experiences, Mahiki Manchester a next-generation Tiki concept which promises to capture the essence and elegant fun of the original 1950s Polynesian Tiki bars.
A cocktail lounge area – accessible from Southmill Street – will be open daily from 5pm (12pm on Sundays for brunch), offering guests the chance to unwind in a truly elegant setting. As part of the venue’s refurbishment, the original windows have been restored to their former glory bathing the space in natural light, while the newly installed kitchen will serve up unique Pan-Asian bar snacks and sharing platters.
After dark is when Mahiki (which literally means “path to the underworld”) really comes into its own. At 11pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the doors to the club area swing open, providing access to the fun-filled party spirit Mahiki is known for around the world. The club area will also have its own entrance on Central Street.
Guests can expect exotic dancers, great music, and, of course, Mahiki’s inimitable cocktails including its signature serve, the Treasure Chest. This epic concoction is served in a real treasure chest, and features Mahiki Rum, the finest brandy and peach liquor shaken with lime and sugar, topped with a bottle of Moët & Chandon.
Mahiki first opened in London’s Mayfair 12 years ago, and its unremitting fun-factor and open door policy has won the hearts of innumerable A-listers including Rihanna and Harry Styles, while HRH Prince Harry is also a known fan.
Now an award winning global brand with premises in London, Marbella, Sardinia and Dubai, Mahiki will bring its oasis of good vibes to Manchester after Mahiki Mayfair co-founder and entrepreneur Piers Adam joined forces with the former Manchester United defender and GG Hospitality Director Gary Neville.
Mahiki Manchester co-founder, Piers Adam, said: “Mahiki are thrilled to be expanding the Aloha spirit and bringing our synonymous Polynesian Tiki glamour to Manchester. This is a city with community at its core, and we are thrilled to be partnering with one of Manchester’s very own, Gary Neville. Together we will ensure we retain our reputation for world class cocktails and fun.”
Gary Neville, Director at GG Hospitality, said: “We are excited to bring Mahiki to Manchester, it has long been known in London and overseas for offering a unique, fun experience and now Manchester will be able to offer that too. Mahiki is a global celebrated nightspot and we know the people of Manchester will not be disappointed, it will add a new exciting vibe to the ever growing nightlife scene in the city centre.”
Zerum Consult, based in Manchester, acted as planning consultants on behalf of GG Hospitality and Mahiki, and work is currently underway at the premises.
It is not long now until Mancunians can escape to their very own Tiki paradise.
Author : Emily Fitzgibbons
Editor at The Glossy Magazine | Journalist & Office Manager at Salutions Limited